Marian Catholic High School will hold its annual Open House on Sunday, December 2. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)
Chicago Heights, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Marian Catholic High School will open its doors to prospective students and families with its annual Open House on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The event will feature tours, displays and plenty of informational literature to familiarize families with the quality, college preparatory education that Marian Catholic offers to students from more than 72 zip codes in Chicago, its South and Southwest Suburbs, and Northwest Indiana.
“More than 300 of our students will be on hand to conduct personalized family tours,” Marian Catholic Assistant Principal of Student Activities John Kozojed said. “Open House provides prospective families with an excellent opportunity to meet the students, faculty, staff, and parents of the Marian Catholic community. Come and experience the excitement of the Marian Catholic family.”
Visitors to the Open House will hear about Marian Catholic High School’s 776 College Board advanced placement exams with national recognition for 122 scholars; ACT composite scores in the top 10 percent nationally, the highly selective colleges Marian grads attend, and the more than $17.3 million in college scholarships that last year’s graduating class earned.
Marian has instituted a four-year formal leadership program for all its students. For excellence in education, Marian Catholic High School was named one of the Top 50 Catholic High Schools in the United States by the Catholic High School Honor Roll in 2004 and 2006.
Excellence is demonstrated in both men’s and women’s athletics, including recent achievements: men’s baseball won the IHSA Class 3A State Championship, women’s volleyball earned fourth place in the IHSA Class 3A; an individual state champion in wrestling; men’s cross country, women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track; and men’s and women’s swimming all competed in IHSA State championships; women’s basketball has made eight IHSA Elite Eight appearances in the last 11 years. Coaches and members of athletic teams will be available.
For those interested in the Fine Arts, the 7-time Bands of America Grand National Champion Marching Spartans will show a video of the 2012 performance which earned them a 33rdconsecutive state championship in class and fifth place at Grand Nationals this fall; the madrigal choir and Speech team will also be performing at various times during the Open House. Following an IHSA state champion in Radio Speaking in 2007 and Performance in the Round in 2008; Marian captured first at IHSA state in 2012 for Group Interpretation, an individual winning first in Special Occasion Speaking, and a pair earning fourth place in Humors Duet. Speech Team, Group Interpretation, and Performance in the Round have earned 8 State Championships from 2006-2012. The Art Department will have work on display from Art I through Art IV students.
Marian Catholic has more than 40 clubs and organizations with representatives to answer questions: Student Council, Service Club (98% of students are voluntarily involved in service), Generation Green, Equestrian Club, Model United Nations, Astronomy Club and many more. Parent groups including Parents Club and Band Parents Association will describe parental support and involvement.
Recruitment Director, Sr. Dorothy Marie Solak, O.P. said, “If you want a school that will help you grow spiritually, help you develop leadership skills, give you the opportunity to participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities, provide you with the opportunity to develop friendships that will last a lifetime while also giving you the opportunity to excel in academics, athletics, and fine arts, then Marian Catholic is the school for you! Come and experience Marian Catholic at our Open House on Dec. 2! Take our entrance exam on January 12 and be a part of the Marian Class of 2017!”
For further information please contact Marian Catholic High School at (708) 755-7565 or www.marianchs.com.